what 3 items for naked and afraid show?

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    I'd take the ferrorod, as big of a reflective, lw tarp as they'll allow and as big of a paracord hammock as they'll allow. First thing, unravel enough of the hammock to make some sandals! Then make at least one digging/throwing stick, a belt to hold it, spear, with one end being split, pointed, pegged and tied, and fire hardened, so that you have a fish/frog/snake-getter, and a stick to throw at lizards, birds, small mammals, as you move to your water source, without damaging your feet.

    You can stone-boil a lot of water in an hour or so, using a chunk of tarp. Dig a hole, line it with the tarp chunk, line the tarp with gravel to protect it from the hot stones. Filter the water as best you can, drawing it from a grasslined seep "well", dug next to the water source. Boil it, let it sit so as to settle out the sediments, then use a chunk of tarp to scoop the clearest water off of the top of your boiling set up, and store the water in another chunk of tarp.

    the 750 paracord has 9 inner strands, which can be woven into a LOT of fish netting. Weave it to be 4" mesh. Try using that as a gillnet first. If there's no big fish, then you can always fold it over on itself, tie every other mesh and have 2" netting. The outer sheating can be used for tying a chunk of the tarp over you, until such time as you can contrive a natural roof (freeing up the tarp for other uses). The hammock, on the first night, can serve to hold in place the debris that you've dried out with hot stones, (while under cover of the tarp if it's raining) and use that debris (and warmed up stones) to help you sleep.

    You can swifly burn cordage to cut it, and given cordage, it doesnt take long to make a stone adze and hoku knife.


    or a stone adze

    stay primitive stone adze - YouTube

    The tool making is a lot easier than trying to make fire by friction in the wet jungle. if you're the first one to actually feed yourselves properly on naked and afraid, you'll make at least 100k a year teaching, selling vids, books, etc, how to do it, for at least for a couple of years. That 100k (after taxes and expenses0 can retire you, if you know what to do with it.
     
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    I like watching Naked and Afraid every now and then. For the first episodes the survivalist were allowed to take absolutely nothing. It is pretty amazing how we as humans depend on items and tools already developed and fabricated by those that come before us. If put out in the wilderness with nothing, very few of us would survive for very long. A few items/tools can be a game changer.
     
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    you're wrong. AJ for sure took his knife and the gal took a little cookpot, if memory serves.
     
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    You are right. Each person got to take one item.

    I wonder if a Swiss Army knife would be allowed?
     
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    dunno, but a sak would not be much help. The Leatherman multitool that features a ferro rod and sharpening tool would be the cats meow to take, along with the paracord hammock and the reflectorized tarp, you'd be all set. you'd have cordage, a container, a cover, combustion device and a cutting instrument, along with a way to feed yourself. If the show allowed it, you could cut up the tarp into clothing,too. At least some pants to keep the bugs out of your privates, along with the parasitic worm that crawls up your whoosis from the water in tropical areas. That thing is no joke, and you'll have for life.
     

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